Update on re-opening: 

STATUS: We open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm to the public starting Monday, October 5th!
You may schedule your visit here Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm due to limited capacity of no more than ten visitors at a time in the museum. Note, check in advance to ensure you are able to visit on the day and time that is your preference. Please ring doorbell to alert our staff of your arrival.



Masks must be worn properly, covering both the nose and the mouth, the entire time that you are in the Art Museum.  Violators will be asked to leave the Art Museum.
Visitors with scheduled reservations have precedence over walk-in visitors. Call (901) 678-2224 or email artmuseum@memphis.edu to schedule a reservation.
If you arrive late for your scheduled visit and other visitors are in the space at the maximum capacity (10 visitors), you will have to wait for visitors to leave before entering the Art Museum.
The Egyptian Gallery (3 visitors), African Gallery (2 visitors), and Samuel H. Crone Gallery (4 visitors) only allow a certain number of people in each space at once to allow for social distancing while viewing artwork.
All visitors are required to sign-in upon arrival.
Walk-in visitors will be allowed to enter the Art Museum if we are not at maximum capacity of 10 visitors.
All tours are self-guided.  The Art Museum has suspended guided tours until further notice.
Please follow directional arrows and signage to ensure social distancing.
No touching the artwork or leaning on the exhibition cases.
No running, jumping, horseplay allowed inside the Art Museum.
Ladies can keep their purses with them.
Large bags, umbrellas, etc., must be left on the table under the stairwell by the security desk.
No food or drinks are allowed in the Art Museum.


Hours & Admission 

AMUM is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on University holidays and between temporary exhibitions. For details concerning closing dates, contact AMUM at 901.678.2224. CONTACT EMAIL HERE


Admission is free.



Visit the Museum

Come visit AMUM! It's always free. Bring yourself for a quiet stroll through the galleries; come with family and friends, or book a guided tour for your organization What will you find?

• Mummies, statues, jewels, tools, among hundreds of fascinating objects in our ancient Egyptian gallery,

• Masks, warriors, ceremonial objects, and ornaments in our African gallery

• Prints and drawings and other works in our 20th and 21st century collections,

• Exhibitions by visiting artists, often with UofM and community collaborators,

Every day is a good day to visit AMUM, but Saturdays are especially pleasant, because the beautiful UofM campus is calm and parking in the Central lot is free.



On View Now

37th Annual Juried Student Exhibition



AMUM offers guided group tours of the Museum free of charge for groups of 10 or more. Tours may be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tours last approximately one hour. To schedule a tour, call AMUM at 901.678.2224.

Tours should be booked two weeks prior to the requested tour date.
If a tour must be canceled, AMUM should be notified as soon as possible
To receive an Educator's Guide to the Egyptian Collection, e-mail the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology.
Buses must park in the Connolly Parking lot accessible off Poplar Avenue near Deloach street. Bus drivers are encouraged to drop off students and chaperones before parking. Best place to drop off visitors is Central Avenue Parking lot. Bus drivers should note that the lot in which they must park is directly behind the Central lot, but only accessible off of Poplar.
Museum Safety and Preservation Rules:

  1. Objects and cases should never be touched.
  2. No food, beverages or smoking allowed.
  3. Briefcases, shopping bags, umbrellas, backpacks, and other bulky items should be checked at the front desk.
  4. Photography is prohibited always in Ancient Egyptian Collection (and anywhere not explicitly noted that it is allowed).
  5. Notes should be taken with pencils only.

landmarks to help you locate the museum

 Map to AMUM

Disability Parking Access / Parking Services / Visitor Parking

Please note the following parking advise: Parking is free Fridays after 4:00pm and on weekends in the Central Avenue parking lot. The parking garage is three dollars per hour and incurs a fee up to 15 dollars per day.


Please note that the live map feed above marks a driving route. However, many pedestrian walkways also lead to the Museum. Use the map by locating your current position in regard to considering the shortest and easiest direct walk once you have parked. Parking is free on Fridays after 4pm and all day Saturday. During the week you have the option of paying two dollars per hour in the parking garage off Innovation Drive directly behind the Museum or paying the meters in the Central Avenue Parking Lot. If you do not mind the exercise of a slightly more lengthy walk, then you have the added free option of parking on Deloach, which is the road that turns into Innovation Avenue the closer you get to the University. Disability Parking info here. The Art Museum of the University of Memphis is located inside the Communications Fine Arts (CFA) building.

Visitor Parking

Invited Visitor parking permits are available for University guests invited by a department and may be arranged through Parking & Transportation Services for the inviting department's distribution. Parking & Transportation Services is open from 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 7:00am – 4:30pm Friday.

Visitor parking permits are available at Parking & Transportation Services. A fee is charged for visitor parking permits. Visitors may also park in the Innovation Garage and Zach Curlin Garage without a permit. An hourly fee is charged for parking in the garages.

Mailing Address

3750 Norriswood Dr.
142 Communication & Fine Art Building
Memphis, TN 38152